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Kinetic Energy
BRONZE Member since Nov 2004

newbie
Location: Falmouth, England

Total posts: 12
Posted:Hi people, I already own a pair of sock poi (my favourite...) and some pretty long, heavy fire poi. I'm pretty sure I'm going to get some shorter, lighter fire poi... But what else?

I'd love some GOOD glow/LED/flashy-stuff poi, so if anyone can recommend a pair...

And flags, as well. I'm really interested in flags... any suggestions?

Cheers Ta biggrin


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Rovo
GOLD Member since Jul 2003

Rovo

(the person actually known as Chris Bailey)
Location: Austin, TX, USA

Total posts: 544
Posted:Christmas for me is gonna involve some beaming poi and some 4 inch monkey fists. AWWWWWW I can't wait. Depending on how experienced you are the beaming poi in the HoP shop look like pretty good led poi to me. Butfrom what I read about them you do not want to accidently hit yourself.

Peace, Love, Circles

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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel


Total posts: 15414
Posted:How much money are you willing to spend?

smile


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Kinetic Energy
BRONZE Member since Nov 2004

newbie
Location: Falmouth, England

Total posts: 12
Posted:Well...... *evil grin* it isn't my money. It's birthday and christmas presents...... so pretty much whatever. Aerotech would be preferable, I know... but their site still doesn't sell glopoi (some testing mess up...)

I'm not a beginner, I know how to not hit myself. I think with two heavy, hard, flashing buggers spinning round my head I'll be careful... k, seriously, I spin fire as well. I'm fine on the 'not hitting yourself/breaking them' front. Just not so good on the 'knowing what poi to buy' front.......


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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel


Total posts: 15414
Posted:get towo aerotech balls.

Minimum is 60 for the pair..
Maximum is quite horrendus...

www.globall.com

if you dont already know the site.


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Posted:Get a staff! smile

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Kinetic Energy
BRONZE Member since Nov 2004

newbie
Location: Falmouth, England

Total posts: 12
Posted:Check the site, the glopoi pro isn't there... something about a fault...?

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Astar


member
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada.

Total posts: 1591
Posted:Make a pair of longer poi with ball chain, Make counterweighted handles (ideally I think beaming poi would work for optimal aesthetic quality)

Discover the joys of counterweighted handled poi vs non counterweighted handled poi.

Perhaps get enough ball chain so you can swap the chain to make it significantly shorter, so you can easily go between short and long poi (it's kind of hard to wrap your poi shooter when you let go of them)


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sunbeam
SILVER Member since Nov 2001

sunbeam

old hand
Location: Madrid

Total posts: 1032
Posted:Don't get aerotech glopoi, do what jon said and get 2 balls and light socks to put them in.

as for flags the best ones I've ever bought were from Home of Poi


"I don't take drugs. I am drugs" - Salvador Dali

sunny

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Kinetic Energy
BRONZE Member since Nov 2004

newbie
Location: Falmouth, England

Total posts: 12
Posted:Counterweighted handles.........?

And that's a very good idea you have with two Aerotech balls and socks...


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Dunc
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands

Total posts: 7263
Posted:if you want nice glow balls that aren't as pricey as aerotechs you could try here because they sell some really nice looking reasonably cheap ones.

Let's relight this forum ubblove

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Amanita
SILVER Member since Mar 2004

member
Location: Halifax, NS

Total posts: 157
Posted:I just got my set of rainbow glowbugs in the mail the other day- They're so awesome! Very light, but they look so lovely when you spin them. If you don't mind light weight, I reccomend a set of these, wholeheartedly.

"Do not meddle in the affairs of Tower Cranes, for you are soft and would look better when squashed by a full concrete bucket"

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Kinetic Energy
BRONZE Member since Nov 2004

newbie
Location: Falmouth, England

Total posts: 12
Posted:Right, I'm decided ("TIS ENGENDER'D!")

I'm going for the HoP glowing LED ones, and a pair of short(er) fire poi (my first, and only, pair are 32 inches... I want some nice short ones for ker-azy spinning!)


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Heluerto
GOLD Member since Jun 2004

Heluerto

Member
Location: Oxford, UK

Total posts: 17
Posted:Get some fluffy poi! They are well cute, although I don't like the HOP ones - too yellow! yeti threads do some, but they keep selling on ebay for nearly 20 - found some on www.enjoypoi.co.uk though at 15.99 cute balls of fluff!

Hx

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